Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
Bottle, draft.
ABV may vary.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3576) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Tap at Uiltje Bar. Supercremige cacao/koffiebonbon. Alles ernstig in balans.. Backlog from 2015/07/06.
Bij Mrk, fles. Hele zachte chocoladecake. MmmmmmMmm. Backlog from 2015/08/19.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and roast. Its a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige small khaki head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and molasses. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, anise, and a touch of vanilla. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Alex (thanks!). Deep brown black with a tight mocha head. Rich chocolate, coffee, booze, brown liquor, a little vanilla. Medium+ body with fairly relaxed carbonation. Rich chocolate and coffee, booze, lightly fruity, vanilla, lightly tangy/vinous, lightly sweet, fairly bitter with a long, inky finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (3058) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Craft and Draft, Amsterdam. Strong alcohol with mocha and vanilla aroma and faint light red fruit. Opaque, viscous black under a lasting, light brown blanket. Sweet and alcoholic and bitter mocha flavour with some earthy hops and very faint red fruit. Medium full body, medium carbonation, smooth and slightly warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (2120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. Roasted, bitter taste with coffee and dark chocolate. Quite full bodied with a lingering bitter, roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ArtificialCyst (1021) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 Beer thanks to Beersiveknown. Fuck, Steve, you dont know how grateful I am, cheers. Aroma: Strong coffee aroma, dark chocolate, light fruit, nuts,soft alcohol, intensive and very gentle. Appearance: Brown head, low, leaves lacing, color is black. Taste: A lot of dark chocolate with coffee, very intensive, dense, powerful, some caramelly notes, light plum and molasses, gentle alcohol underneath, wow nuts. Palate: Carbonation is low, body is full, finish is dark chocolate with nuts big as fuck, tottaly dense and sticky beer. What a beer. Like a hazelnut chocolate with coffee. Could it be the best beer in my life? Probably.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (1380) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 26.02.20 Pours deep dark black liquid, small frothy brown head, Aroma: coffee, milk chocolate, fruity, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, coffee, milk chocolate, light red fruits, alcohol - bit too much evident, Palate: full body, average to soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long milk chocolate/ roasty/ coffee aftertaste, Overall: extremely good, extremely strong, extremely drinkable. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1531) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Another excellent Kernel beer, my first dark beer from them in a while & every bit as good as their IPAs & pale ales. An excellent beer with plenty of dark chocolate flavours & a nice, strong kick from the alcohol alongside nice coffee flavours & sweetness. Highly drinkable for the strength of the beer as well & exactly what I was expecting from this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (2265) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Despite its name this is pretty close to being black. There?s a thick tan head and a wonderful velvetty smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate up front with a roasted malt bitterness following through. You wouldn?t know it was 10%+, the alcohol is totally hidden and it slips down dangerously easily. A beaut of a stoot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilleLW (265) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Black colour with a grey head. Aroma of molasses, liquorice, chocolate and sour vinous notes. Taste of dark chocolate, molasses and vinous characters with dark berries. Some complexity. Some whiskey. Dry aftertaste.

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